Job Information Senior Finance Officer NGO Information
Contact Name HR Department
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Job Information
Contract Duration 6
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-07-19
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-07-19
Deadline Date 2021-07-25
[Duhok,Iraq ]

Job title: Senior Finance Officer

Job type: Full time                                                         

Place of work (City, Governorate): Duhok, Kurdistan region, Iraq

Contract period: 6 months with possibility of extension

Salary grade: L2

Number of Jobs: 1 job  

Probational period: 2 months

Working hours: 8 hours in a day from Sunday to Thursday

Deadline for application: 25 July 2021

Documents required: CV and Cover letter 

Job Purpose

As part of the finance team, the Senior Finance Officer is responsible for implementation of efficient, effective and timely finance operations within the Iraq country office to ensure adequate availability of cash and timely payment to suppliers, contractors and employees in line with Yazda and donor policies and procedures. The Senior Financial Officer is responsible to track and ensure accuracy of all advances and to record transactions in QuickBooks.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Officer is expected to fulfil the following duties:


-        Support the project managers to provide cash forecasts, to ensure efficient management of cash flows. In addition, ensure that cash forecasts submitted to donors are accurate and based on proper cash flow planning.

-        Ensuring that project funds are correctly managed according to the rules and regulations of donors.

-        Finalize the monthly financial report or other Donor Financial reports.

-        Work with Project Managers, Program Coordinator and Country Directr to respond to the requests of donors.

-        Maintain a payment tracker and share it with the Finance Manager.

-        Review of Payment Requests.

-        Supervise the daily cash management and cash count. 

-        Ensuring costs are cleared internally within a project (correct allocation of costs)

-        Preparing monthly and quarterly financial documents.

-        Preparation of fund requests to donors



-        A university degree in business administration, finance, accounting or equivalent qualifications that are commensurate with this position.

-        Minimum of 3 years´ experience as finance/accounts Officer similar in the humanitarian field.

-        Knowledge of donor regulations (in particular US donors) and has experience overseeing reporting/ compliance on grants/contracts D is preferred

-        Good Computer skills (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).

-        Able to communicate verbally and written in English, Arabic and preferably Kurdish.

-        Experience in using QuickBooks will be desirable


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Preferred skills and knowledge:

Personal competencies

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions and managing resources efficiently.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with Yazda colleagues and external partners.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
How To Apply


Interested applicants must send their CV with a cover letter to with a subject “JV77-Senior Finance Officer

NOTE: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements or received after closing date may not be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of technical

NOTE: due to the urgency of the position, we might close the announcement prior to the mentioned deadline.

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